Clifford Goldstein writes for Ministry Magazine about
Grafting in the natural branch
In this article, Clifford Goldstein discusses how Adventists can interact with Jewish people while being sensitive to the persecutions that they have suffered at the hands of fellow Christians.
It shouldn't take you long to realize how sensitive a Jewish person can be to Christianity. And no wonder. The Jews have suffered endless persecution in the name of Christ. Thousands upon thousands have been killed, tortured, up rooted, and persecuted by the church.
They have suffered atrocity upon atrocity from "Christians." In seminars I give around the country on how to witness to Jews, I spend the first half hour listing church-inspired persecution of the Jews in Poland, Hungary, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Germany, Russia, France, England, and on and on. The list is endless. Many of our people are not aware of all that has happened—but the Jews are, and so they are skeptical about the religion that has brought them so much suffering.
He provides practical advice; things not to say, etc.
Another point, perhaps the most crucial, is that Jews never want to forsake their Jewish identity.